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useless data 2

A hosta flower produces 8 microliter of nectar with about 20 % sugar 
( Takahashii 1996) If we suppose that honey as you buy it has 80 % 
sugar than you need to collect the nectar from 500.000 flowers to get 
a liter of honey. To get that and supposing a plant has 4 scapes 
each with 25 flowers you need to have a garden with 5000 mature 
plants If you only have 500 plants it takes you 10 years to get a 
liter of honey from your hosta. Maybe that is why to be "sweet" is so 
difficult in the hosta world 
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
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